Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

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Honorable Mention Ford Dissertation Fellowship

2020 cycle

RISD students visited the Kartzinel Lab

January 22, 2020

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Massachusetts Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation "MassPARC"


It was a fun day learning about various herp projects throughout New England.

We got the cover of PNAS

Kartzinel TR, Hsing J, Musili PM, Brown BRP†, Pringle RM. 2019. Covariation of diet and gut microbiome in African megafauna. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1905666116.​ [Open Access] Press: Brown University , Princeton

Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Conference


Undergrad mentee presented work at the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group conference. Work is in collaboration with Wetlands Institute. Won 2nd place for poster presentation: Comparison of methods for surveying diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in tidal creeks.

Spent the day at the Barrington Land Trust



WiSTEM Symposium hopes to mitigate Gender-related inequities in STEM

Evolution Conference


I rocked my first Evolution talk! Evolution meetings will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first large science meeting I attended as an undergrad, and Evolution 2019 was my third time attending. Through the process of poster making for Evol 2013 and 2016 and talk preparation for Evol 2019, I have been able to track my growth as a scientist and an individual. Hopefully, I can attend future meetings!

Gordon Conference


Gordon Conference Animal-Microbe Symbioses. Don't hesitate if you have any questions about my poster. Also, shout out to Sophia-- a student at Rhode Island of Design for rodent paintings.

Attended the Animal Movement Conference at Yale University


This was a lab trip.

Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis


Attended the Speeding up Science" Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis. Funding provided by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

DADA2 Lab Meeting


I hosted lab meeting coding session on DADA2 metabarcode analysis pipeline link

Guest Lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design


Passed qualifying examination


Quals almost kicked my butt. With the support of my committee, I got through it.

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